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Glasnow will refine, not rebuild, for 2018

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:01:13 EDT

After a season that began and ended with disappointing stints in the Majors, there may not appear to be much that Tyler Glasnow can build off heading into next year. The good news? At least he doesn't have to rebuild.

Inbox: Time for Bucs to make a splash?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:53:40 EDT

Will the Pirates go after a top free agent or make a trade for a star player? Should the Bucs deal Ivan Nova? Beat reporter Adam Berry answers these questions in his Inbox.

Early offseason decisions loom for Bucs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:10:07 EDT

On the surface, the Pirates don't appear to have many moving pieces heading into the winter. They must make a few decisions, however, before free agency and trade rumors hit their peak during the Winter Meetings in early December.

Keller impresses in talented AFL duel

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:08:00 EDT

Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller missed five weeks in May and June with a back strain, while Yankees righty Albert Abreu lost most of June and July to a shoulder strain. They're both in Arizona to make up for some lost innings, and they faced off on Tuesday in one of the marquee pitching matchups of the still-young Fall League season.

#AwardWorthy: Vote for Best Fan Catch

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:49:25 EDT

Vote for a fellow Pirates supporter for Best Fan Catch in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

Hill's two-homer day powers Glendale

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:16:26 EDT

The Glendale Desert Dogs finished the first week of the Fall League with a league-best 4-1 record. For Saturday's win against Mesa, the Desert Dogs have Pirates outfielder Logan Hill to thank. Hill hit a pair of homers, driving in all four Glendale runs en route to a 4-3 victory.

Inbox: Will Pirates pick up McCutchen's option?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:20:58 EDT

What's the story with Andrew McCutchen? Will the Pirates pick up his option? How to get more offensive punch from third base, catcher and right field? Pirates beat reporter Adam Berry answers these questions in his Inbox.

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Bucs have Cutch, Kang questions to answer

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:21:46 EDT

Coming off their second straight losing season, the Pirates have entered a pivotal offseason surrounded by uncertainty, facing many of the same questions as last winter.

Pirates aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 20:49:40 EDT

On Thursday, the Pirates' work in Puerto Rico began.

Keller stellar in first Fall League start

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:11:20 EDT

The rivalry across the state of Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, in a variety of sports, is well documented. On Wednesday afternoon, prospects from the Pirates and Phillies worked in unison to give the Glendale Desert Dogs a 5-1 win against the visiting Peoria Javelinas.

Brault, Luplow named Prospects of the Year

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:18:35 EDT

Steven Brault and Jordan Luplow took different paths, but both finished as's Pirates Prospects of the Year.

Cutch earns NL Player of the Week honors

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:00:47 EDT

Andrew McCutchen was selected as the National League Player of the Week for Sept. 25-Oct. 1 after a prolific stretch of production that included his first career grand slam.

Chance at reaching playoffs goes by wayside

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:52:32 EDT

Only two years removed from a 98-win campaign, the Pirates took another step back this season. They had high hopes entering the year, believing they were capable of bouncing back and landing in the postseason after a down 2016.

China's Gong getting acclimated at instructs

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 11:46:12 EDT

The award for most miles traveled to get to Pirates instructional league play goes to Hai-Cheng Gong. Gong was signed by the Pirates out of China in May. The 18-year-old right-handed pitcher just got to Florida right before instructs began and his work there is his first official time on the mound as a Pirate.

Huntington views McCutchen as center fielder

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:24:42 EDT

If Andrew McCutchen is back with the Pirates next season, he will return to center field. General manager Neal Huntington declined to announce whether the Pirates will pick up McCutchen's $14.5 million option next month, but he revealed that the club has at least considered McCutchen to be part of their plans as they begin planning for 2018.

Bucs begin Puerto Rico disaster relief drive

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:51:54 EDT

Francisco Cervelli was standing outside PNC Park on Monday evening when a fan approached him and asked for a picture. The woman had something in return, too: a donation she felt was a long time in the making. She was too young to have helped Roberto Clemente, she told Cervelli, but she could now help the Pirates as they seek to aid Clemente's homeland in a time of need.

2018 MLB Draft order: Pirates to pick No. 10

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:37:02 EDT

Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

Bucs erupt early, finish season on high note

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:55:53 EDT

The Nationals and Pirates closed out the 2017 regular season with an 11-8 Pittsburgh victory on Sunday afternoon in Washington.

Utilityman Jaso leaning toward retirement

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:40:30 EDT

Three years ago, John Jaso thought a series of concussions might end his baseball career before he was ready. On Sunday night, after an 11-8 win in the Pirates' season finale, Jaso said he was ready to call it a career on his terms.

Maxed out! Moroff 3B caps Bucs' 4-run 9th

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:48:28 EDT

The Pirates managed just one hit through the first eight innings Saturday before erupting for four runs in the ninth to steal a 4-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday night at Nationals Park.

Taillon's trying season ends on strong note

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:11:31 EDT

For all that went wrong this year, for all that he could control and more that he could not, Jameson Taillon finished strong. He held the Nationals to one run on four hits and struck out five over seven innings Saturday night, ending a trying year on a high note in the Pirates' 4-1 victory.

Hurdle: 'A lot of growth' in Cole's 2017 season

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:57:51 EDT

How do you evaluate the season Gerrit Cole finished Friday night at Nationals Park? As manager Clint Hurdle often says, you can "hunt the good" and find plenty of it in Cole's overall body of work.

Bucs' bats lose steam vs. Strasburg, Nats

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:59:54 EDT

It was a goal for Stephen Strasburg at the beginning of Spring Training to finish the regular season healthy. Not only did has he accomplished that goal, but he also ended his slate in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches of his career.

Pirates pay respects at Walter Reed

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:58:55 EDT

The Pirates spent some valuable time away from the ballpark on Friday, when a group of players and coaches visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Pirates fall on walk-off after Bell ties it in 9th

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:42:05 EDT

The Nationals and Pirates entered this series ranked first and second, respectively, in September bullpen ERAs. And yet on Thursday night, the Bucs struck for two in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game before Alejandro De Aza singled home the game-winning run in the bottom half for a 5-4 Nats walk-off victory at Nationals Park.

Nova's promising year ends with finger injury

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:52:18 EDT

Making his career-high 31st and final start of the season Thursday night, Ivan Nova reported to Nationals Park and prepared to put a disappointing second half behind him with a solid outing to finish the year. It lasted two innings and ended with a bunt attempt.

Change does Kuhl good in first full season

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:50:55 EDT

The Pirates started the season with one version of Chad Kuhl in their rotation, and they'll end it with another. Pittsburgh believes Kuhl's change of identity also transformed him into a better pitcher.

Bell's 25th homer powers Bucs past Orioles

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:25:54 EDT

Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in leading the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Rivero's 20th save features 102.6-mph fastball

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:55:20 EDT

From the time he started playing catch on Wednesday afternoon, Pirates reliever Felipe Rivero felt strong. Stronger than usual, even.